Working Capital Management in the Automotive Industry

Lean Manufacturing Systems and Just-in-time Inventory Methods are Key to Achieving Working Capital Efficiency

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The study analyzes the importance of working capital in the automotive industry. It looks at recent trends and initiatives taken by companies to streamline working capital needs, and examines the disadvantages of excess or inadequate working capital. Working capital management is analyzed by segment and region for accounts payable and receivable, inventory, and cash as a percentage of total assets. Rankings of the top 30 automotive original equipment manufacturers and component manufacturers by segment based on working capital management are presented. A case study of a company with adequate working capital is given to present the methods adopted to achieve it. The study period is from 2009 to 2013.

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Research Objective and ScopeResearch Objective and ScopeExecutive SummaryExecutive SummaryIntroductionIntroductionIntroduction (continued)Key Factors Determining Working CapitalKey Factors Determining Working CapitalKey Factors Determining Working Capital (continued)Disadvantages of Excess and Inadequate Working CapitalAutomotive Companies Initiatives Towards Working Capital EfficiencyWorking Capital Efficiency InitiativesSegment AnalysisSegment Analysis—Accounts Receivable DaysSegment Analysis—Accounts PayableSegment Analysis—Inventory OutstandingSegment Analysis—Work in Progress InventorySegment Analysis—Cash as a Percent of Total AssetsRegional AnalysisRegional Analysis—Accounts Receivable DaysRegional Analysis—Accounts PayableRegional Analysis—Work in Progress InventoryRegional Analysis—Cash as a Percentage of Total AssetsRanking of Top Global Automotive OEMs Based on Working Capital ManagementWorking Capital Management—Top 30 Automotive OEMs, Passenger Car SegmentWorking Capital Management—Top 30 Automotive OEMs, Commercial Vehicles SegmentWorking Capital Management—Top 30 Automotive OEMs,2-wheeler SegmentRanking of Top Global Automotive Components Manufacturers Based on Working Capital ManagementWorking Capital Management—Top 30 Automotive Component Manufacturers, Chassis SegmentWorking Capital Management—Top 30 Automotive Component Manufacturers, Powertrain SegmentWorking Capital Management—Top 30 Automotive Component Manufacturers, Safety SegmentCase Study—Bajaj AutoCase Study—Bajaj AutoCase Study—Bajaj Auto (continued)Case Study—Bajaj Auto (continued)ConclusionsConclusionsLegal DisclaimerThe Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue PropositionGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy




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